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"Coronavirus Anxiety: How To Cope" - Brittney McNamara

  • Teen Vogue
  • New York, NY
  • (March 10, 2020)

As the coronavirus spreads and more cases of COVID-19 pop up, it can feel hard not to panic — even though keeping calm is one of the main pieces of advice health officials are giving us. On top of the spread of disease, the spread of misinformation is also rampant, only serving to heighten fears. "I've had several patients come into my office and the first thing out of their mouth is worries about the coronavirus," said Ariella Silver, PsyD, assistant professor of pediatrics, psychiatry, and adolescent medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added, “Let's go onto the CDC website, the authority on the situation, and learn together and clarify some of the things we think we know. All of a sudden, some of this misinformation starts to drop away. That in and of itself will relieve some anxiety.”

Ariella Silver, PsyD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Adolescent Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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